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                        Canadian Geographic Education (Can Geo Education) is the educational committee of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society.

                        The programs of Can Geo Education aim to strengthen geographic education in the classroom. In addition to increasing the emphasis on geography within the school system, Can Geo Education endeavours to increase the public awareness of the importance of geographical literacy.


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                        Can Geo Education Programs

                        CAN GEO EDUCATION


                        PROGRAMS

                        Geography Challenge - a national student competition organized nationally by Can Geo Education for students from Grades 4 to 10.

                        Geographic Literacy - Can Geo Education has a mandate to raise the public profile of geographic literacy in Canada.

                        Arnold PD Subsidy - an annual subsidy that helps Canadian teachers to participate in conferences or professional-development courses in geography.
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                        Can Geo Education Resources

                        CAN GEO EDUCATION


                        RESOURCES

                        Learning Centre - ready-to-use lesson plans and classroom activities that were written by qualified Can Geo Education teachers and available for every curriculum in Canada.

                        Giant floor maps: Canadian Geographic Education’s newest set of resources, the giant floor map program, is an innovative approach to teaching Canadian students about geography. It provides students a different type of learning — one that takes them out of the comforts of their classroom and into the great big world of geography.

                        Tiled maps: Download free pdfs of any of Canadian Geographic Education’s tiled maps and accompanying teaching sheet to encourage students to explore Canada piece by piece.

                        Teaching about Geographical Thinking - Teachers wanting to engage students in geographical thinking through critical inquiry will find this book a very welcome resource.

                        Canadian Geographic - get a 50% discount on a one-year subscription to Canadian Geographic. Also, check out the Canadian Atlas Online and the Can Geo Kids website for more resources.

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                        Can Geo Education Awards

                        CAN GEO EDUCATION


                        AWARDS

                        To recognize outstanding achievement, Canadian Geographic Education presents awards to deserving individuals.

                        Geoliteracy Award - to honour and recognize individual effort in the development, enhancement and or promotion of geographic literacy in Canadian education

                        Stuart Semple Scholarship - Awarded annually to a graduating student of geography in Atlantic Canada to pursue a B.Ed. degree, with a view to him or her becoming a geography teacher at a school in the region. .

                        Innovation in Geography Teaching Award - Canadian Geographic Education, the educational network of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS), is pleased to annually recognize an educator who has gone above and beyond their job description to further geographic literacy with the Innovation in Geography Teaching award.


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